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Sometimes life just doesn't seem to go our way. We get stressed, we feel like we're hitting a wall (or perhaps we just feel like hitting a wall), and things don't seem to be flowing in our direction.
But perhaps we're looking at it from the wrong angle. Maybe we are the ones who are not going life's way... We may not be seeing the open window in the middle of the wall. This open window can be used to see things from another perspective, or simply to get to the other side of our problem...
If you're feeling like you've been facing a brick wall, sometimes it's not obvious as to what needs to be done. So this week, our authors bring you various tools to work with stress, anxiety, and nightmares (whether the ones in our sleep or the ones in our daily life). The goal is to get past the impediments in our life, so we can live in the now, in harmony and divine simplicity.
Please scroll down for the featured articles in this new issue of InnerSelf, and also the recap of all the articles that were added to the website during the week.
Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Written by Marianne Teitelbaum, D.C.
The adrenal glands are responsible for our “fight or flight” response to stress. When stress is prolonged and the adrenals are forced to work overtime, they can become exhausted, leading to what is commonly called adrenal fatigue or adrenal weakness.
Written by Tom Bunn
What are some of the differences between panic and anxiety? In panic, a person believes their life is threatened and that escape from the threat is impossible. With anxiety, the threat is not life-threatening. Escape is possible, but it has drawbacks: it may involve compromise or some kind of cost or loss.
Written by Mark Coleman
We are bombarded with potential triggers all the time. It can be as simple as someone not holding a door for us or the perceived negative tone of an email. It can happen when a loved one speaks insensitively or curtly. A few careless words can easily spark a flash of anger and a desire to verbally retaliate.
Written by Clare R. Johnson, PhD
Dreams want us to heal. And they are prepared to do everything in their power to help us to do so—even plague us with nightmares, if that’s what it takes to get our attention. But what if we keep having nightmares?
Written by Shai Tubali
Our individual differences and unique expressions all fall into seven major categories related to the seven chakras. Indeed, each category defines a world unto itself comprised of tendencies, attractions, and passions. A closer examination of this principle convinced me that each of us identifies with one major chakra and, to a lesser degree, with one or two other chakras.
Written by Pierre Pradervand
For someone on the spiritual path, one of the most beautiful discoveries is that everything becomes inwardly simpler and simpler as she or he progresses in their quest. The complexities of social relations just vanish in the discovery that the essence of every being is divine.
Written by Heather Dawn Godfrey
Essential oils continue to be used—as they have been throughout history—for their protective, restorative, rehabilitative, hedonistic qualities, seamlessly providing physiological and psycho-emotional-spiritual support, apparently bridging the pragmatic, natural, and ethereal dynamics of life and existence.
by Rebecca Earle
The story about how we started to think this way about food is closely linked to the rise of the potato as a national…
by Rachael Sharman
You know something though,” she quipped “compared to the WWIIs, the baby boomers, well … they’re so … emotionally needy!
by Jeffrey M. Farber
Foodborne pathogens account for about four million illnesses in Canada annually, affecting one in eight Canadians.
by Jeff Sovern
Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called privacy the “right to be let alone.” Perhaps Congress should give states…
by Sheila R. Colla and Rachel Nalepa
Our research team is focused on assessing the status of wild pollinators, understanding the threats they face and…
by James Kirby
In the last five years, I’ve become quite anxious during flights – especially when turbulence hits.
by Clean & Delicious
Making a delicious caesar salad is all about having a great caesar dressing recipe.
by Vasileios Karagiannopoulos and Mark Leiser
Governments are becoming ever more reliant on digital technology, making them more vulnerable to cyber attacks.
by Jed Magen
This is a common picture in a family physician’s office. These ill-defined symptoms without any clear cause might well…
by Yoga With Adriene
Missed your workout or practice window? Fear not! Try this quick yoga break thoughtfully designed to connect you to…
by Rebecca English
What’s the best way to raise your child? It’s a question that has provoked the publication of numerous books, and seen…
by Nayanika Mathur
The way that we live on Earth is causing an unprecedented acceleration in species extinction.
by Self Sufficient Me
If you would like to know how to grow a big harvest of sweet potato watch this video for my five top tips on sweet…
by Robert Reich
Robert Reich explain how the wealthy and corporations receive billions in corporate welfare.
by Emily Collins and Joanne Hinds
The number of cyber attacks is estimated to have risen by 67% over the last five years, with the majority of these data…
by Ian Musgrave
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has attracted widespread media…
by Bradley Onishi
The United States appears to be in a romantic slump. Marriage rates have plummeted over the last decade.
by Mandie Shean
Some Australian students are reportedly shunning Year 12 exams in favour of more favourable, and less stressful,…
by Espinosa Chelsey Kivland and Anne Sosin
Around the world, the health care debate often revolves around access. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the…
by Richard Hoffman
We know we should eat less junk food, such as crisps, industrially made pizzas and sugar-sweetened drinks, because of…
by Jeffrey Kucik
With the U.S.-China trade war intensifying, there is a lot of talk about whether tariffs save American jobs – as…
by Joan M. Cook
Hollywood legend Doris Day died May 13, 2019 at age 97 at her home in Carmel Valley, California...
by Louis Volante, et al
Recently, the Ontario government proposed educational reforms that collectively amount to savings of almost $1 billion,…
by Joel Michael Reynolds
The use of self-tracking and personal surveillance technologies has grown considerably over the last decade. There are…
by Eleonora Mattiacci
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has promised to resign by the end of the month. That announcement came after…
by Brett Melanson
It’s been 50 years in the making, but the anaesthetic and illicit party drug ketamine is now having a clinical comeback.
by Matt Novacevski
Australia is one of the most urbanised nations in the world, and our ongoing population growth continues to produce new…
by Dan Lewis, et al
While the look and feel of our cars has changed in the past 100 years, the way we drive them hasn’t.
by Alisson Clark
DNA tests show that over two-thirds of the breed labels on dogs in shelters or on pet rescue websites are wrong.
by Oana Goga
Facebook’s advertising platform was not built to help social media users understand who was targeting them with…
by Keith Brannon
Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to new…
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
The idea that has been passed around by most conservative and liberal government leaders and representatives is that…
Dollar Stores Are Taking Over the Grocery Business, and It’s Bad News for Public Health and Local Economies
by Claire Kelloway
A new report shows growth of dollar stores in low-income and rural communities furthers inequity and pushes out local…
by California Gardening
In this complete growing guide for growing eggplants, we show you how to grow eggplants in containers or pots. The…
by Gregory C Mason
The current outbreak of measles has startled public health practitioners, who declared measles controlled over two…
by Candy Gunther Brown
The number of U.S. children age 4 to 17 practicing yoga rose from 2.3% to 8.4% – or from 1.3 million to 4.9 million
by Laurel Thomas
A new study analyzes the tricks of the trade that may contribute to impulse buying.
by Liz Forbat and Wai-Man Liu
The death of a friend is a loss that most people face at some point in their lives – often many times. But it is a…
by Catherine Chan
Mmmm, cheese – a food as nutritious as it is delicious. Or is it?
by Patrick Bergeron
The human species is one of the very few, along with orcas and pilot whales, where females cease to be fertile after…
by Tanya Broesch
There are vast differences in early child-rearing environments across cultures.
by Marilyn Campbell
The Age newspaper recently highlighted the issue of so-called “helicopter parenting” at universities.
by Harriet Dempsey-Jones
When you wake up in the middle of the night in total darkness, it can feel as if you have auditory superpowers.
Written by Pam Younghans
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